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Michele Giovanni Cesari (born May 7, 1980) is an Italian actor.

He portrayed Giovanni Belli in Alex & Co.

Life and Career

He was born on May 7, 1980 in San Colombano al Lambro, a small village close to Milan, where he attended an art school and later earned a Bachelor's degree in Visual Design. He has always had an interest for communication, specifically figurative. At seventeen, for fun, he attended his first acting class at "Workshop of the actor", in Milan, where he completed the entire three-year training.

The passion for this job drove him to get close to Biomechanics of Mejerchol'd, attending courses in Perugia and subsequently the "commedia dell'arte", following lectures by M. Monetta. In 2002 he moved to Rome, where he continued his studies in the laboratory of G. Burinato. Not satisfied, in 2008 he moved to New York to continue his training with S. Batson at Black Nexxus and Ali Fanahrakian at the People Improv Theatre, aka P.I.T.

He started his career playing roles in television series such as Vivere, Casa Vianello and Orgoglio. Then when he moved to Rome he took part in theatrical projects: La Venexiana, Dodici Uomini Arrabbiati, Cardinal mia cara etc.

In 2006 he received the European Personality award for Best Young Actor in Campidoglio, Rome. He, then, participated in several short films and television series such as: Terapia d'urgenza, Distretto di Polizia and Sottocasa, while in cinema he played roles in Ho voglia di te, Il tunnel, Quell'estate, presented at Rome film festival in 2008, and Summertime, that won the Best Screenplay award at the 2013 First Time Fest in New York, where it was shot.

From the beginning, and even now, the motivation that drives him to do this job is the curiosity for the hidden relationship between a person's character and how one's body transposes it outside. What kind of shape "our wrapper" takes on to relate with the surrounding environment. He dislikes the representation of characters in the form of cliché, he always tries to find their uniqueness of "feeling as individual", but mostly sharing the humanity that there is behind all of us.

He enjoys drawing illustrations, taking photos and decorating t-shirts.

Filmography

Cinema

Year Title Role
2003 Il tunnel Davide
2005 La tempesta Giulio
2007 Ho voglia di te Dema
2008 Quell'estate Giulio
2011 Summertime Carlos Plata
2012 Un angelo all'inferno Bobo
2014 The Thrill is Gone Federico / Marcello
2017 Sulla soglia (short) Luca

Television

Year Title Role
2001 – 2002 Vivere Leonardo Castelli
2002 Casa Vianello 1 episode
2003 – 2004 Il mammo Riccardo
2004 Orgoglio 2
2004 Camera cafè Demetrio (1 episode)
2005 Orgoglio 3
2006 Radio sex 1 episode
2006 Sottocasa D. Cataldo
2006 Distretto di polizia 6 Emanuele (1 episode)
2007 Colpi di sole Marco (1 episode)
2008 – 2009 Terapia d'urgenza E. Coselli (12 episodes)
2012 Un angelo all'inferno
2012 – 2015 Un posto al sole Tommaso Sartori
2014 Don Matteo 9 Valerio (episode 24 "Il ritorno di Alma")
2014 Il restauratore 2 1 episode
2015 – 2017 Alex & Co. Giovanni Belli
2016 Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori
2016 Un medico in famiglia 10 Edoardo Zanoni
2017 Casa Flora Toni Savoldi

Awards

Year Award Category Result
2006 European personality Best young actor Won

Trivia

External Links

Gallery

Alexecologo2 Have a look at the Michele Cesari gallery!